Things to do for December 29, 2011

The Weekender

Disco, Burlesque and Other Ways to Welcome 2012

The weekend has the champagne hot tub all warmed up.

Saturday Night Fever-ing It into 2012

<em>Saturday Night Fever</em>-ing It into 2012

Your Travolta-esque white disco suit killed on Halloween this year, so it may be time to resurrect it for Jerry Remy’s disco-themed NYE bash. There’ll be two hours of open bar, an appetizer buffet (expect BBQ) and a three-day, two-night trip to Vegas for best costume. You’ve got this.

Dec 31, 7pm-2am, $25, Jerry Remy’s, 1265 Boylston St, reserve at 617-236-7369

Last-Minute Hotel-ing

Last-Minute Hotel-ing

You may also find yourself needing a last-minute hotel room for the night. For that: the Mandarin has a package. You get a room for two, admission to all the First Night Boston festivities, a drink in the lobby lounge and even breakfast the next day at Asana. Call it your fail-safe.

Available Dec 31, starting at $449, Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St, 617-535-8880

NYE by Way of Miller High Life

NYE by Way of Miller High Life

Speaking of blowing it out, here’s what Mass Ave Tavern is doing for the New Year: an Average Joe-ish goodbye to 2011 with passed apps (we’re guessing it’s something fried), a midnight champagne toast and even Miller High Life bottle service. It is, after all, the champagne of beers.

Dec 31, 8:30pm-1:30am, cash bar, Mass Ave Tavern, 94 Massachusetts Ave, 617-927-4900

A Very French Burlesque New Year’s

A Very French Burlesque New Year’s

Or if live music is more your speed, head to the Beehive’s gala party. We’re talking a full funk and soul band, buffet-style grazing, a bubbly toast and performances from two of NYC’s most celebrated Parisian burlesque dancers. Their names: Calamity Chang and Stormy Weather. We know: so French.

Groundskeeper Willie’s Kind of NYE

Groundskeeper Willie’s Kind of NYE

And finally, Jamaica Plain Scottish house the Haven is throwing a four-course dinner with Scottish beer pairings and a midnight champagne toast, all capped off with the Scottish tradition of shooting small fireballs into the air at the arrival of 2012. We’re guessing it’ll be outside.

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